Ok my friends. Is there anything better than peanut butter and chocolate, together in a delicious and decadent dessert? Or breakfast? Oh yeah, this can be either. I SAID IT. Peanut butter and chocolate is hands down my favorite ever dessert combination.
This is a recipe for a baked oatmeal - meaning it's TOTALLY doable as a breakfast. And when you see the ingredients, I think you'll even agree with me. I wouldn't tout this as being as healthy as a bowl of vegetables, but you're going to be surprised at how healthy this actually is. There's no sugar, there is no flour, there is no dairy. Yes people, this is vegan and refined sugar/flour free. And it. is. delicious.
So run to your kitchen cabinets and see if you have everything you need. You can even make a "frosting" for it if you really love chocolate. I made a dark chocolate frosting, though to be honest, it really doesn't need it. It was so rich I could only eat half and when it comes to single serving desserts, that's just a travesty.
Also, I know my last several posts have been single serving items. I promise I'm not stingy in my house - I DO sometimes double a recipe if my husband or kids want some too. I just happen to have a major sweet tooth and it's better for me to only make one of something, instead of 12. You feel me, right?
I send a hearty thank you over to Katie at Chocolate Covered Katie
for this amazing recipe. I didn't vary from it one bit. Her frosting turned out way better than mine, so I'm going to give it another try at some point. I think I got too worried it would be runny and I stopped adding liquid. Plus I used the dutch processed cocoa, which gives it a super dark color.
Here's what you'll need:
- 1/2 cup rolled oats
- 1/4 tsp pure vanilla extract
- 1/4 cup mashed banana (or sub another mashed fruit)
- 2 tblsp milk of choice (I used almond milk)
- 1 1/2 tbslp liquid sweetener such as maple syrup
- 1/8 tsp salt
- 1 tblsp cocoa powder
- 1-2 tblsp peanut butter (or other nut butter or sunbutter)
- Optional: handful of chocolate chips!
Preheat oven to 380 degrees. Combine all ingredients and mix well. Pour into a greased 1-cup ramekin, or two 1/2-cup ramekins, or a mini-loaf pan. Cook for 20 minutes or more, until it gets firm. Finally, set your oven to “high broil” for 3 more minutes.
If you want to try your hand at her frosting recipe, you can find it HERE
But I'm telling you - as a lover of all things sweet and chocolate-y, you don't really need it!
Go. Make. Eat. Enjoy.